Trustee initiates new venture with Project Connect

Dr. Toyin Ayedemi had a vision that Bishop Anderson House would provide pastoral care to patients living with HIV, AIDS and other infectious diseases. A physician and professor at Stroger Hospital, she has been deeply involved with the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, and this spring she initiated our new venture at Project Connect. Since it opened its doors in 1998, the Center has remained one of the largest HIV/AIDS clinics in the United States. BAH Chaplain Cherryl Holt provides pastoral care one day per week not only to inpatients, but also staff of Project Connect.  Chaplain Cherryl will facilitate a support group for staff [...]

By |2015-10-20T13:54:08-05:00October 6th, 2015|Chaplain, Medicine, Volunteer Chaplain Training|0 Comments

Win a trip for 2 to Miami!

Two nights at the fabulous Blue Moon Hotel South Beach Dinner at Moreno’s Cuba Airfare from Chicago to Miami Buy raffle tickets online today–only $5.00 each Need not be present to win; online tickets added automatically to the drawing. Each Spirited Adventure guest who brings clothing for HIV patients wins a free raffle ticket! Buy tickets today to Spirited Adventure to Cuba Tuesday October 20, 2015, 5:30- 8:30 p.m. DS Tequila Restaurant $35 for unlimited food and drink (Cost at Door: $40) Tickets are not mailed; your registration is held at the door Join us for a night of cigars, dominoes, Cuba Libres and [...]

By |2015-10-20T13:49:48-05:00October 1st, 2015|Chaplain, Fundraising, Volunteer Chaplain Training|0 Comments

Spirited Adventure to Cuba!

Purchase your tickets for a night of hot fun and cool drinks in the heart of "Havana!" Tuesday October 20, 2015                     5:30- 8:00 p.m. DS Tequila Restaurant $35 for appetizers and drinks Bring item of winter clothing for the CORE Center Learn how to become a Friend of the House Be a part of our BAH family and help serve people who are hungry...for community and connection.   Pastoral care is our passion--providing care and training others to do the same. Join us for a night of cigars, dominoes, Cuba Libres and all things Cubano as we celebrate our newest [...]

Interactive ‘Find a Lay Chaplain’ Map

Announcing the publication of the Bishop Anderson House interactive Find a Lay Chaplain map. This project has been in the works for a long time.The map will serve as a digital way both to see the geographic distribution of our graduates across the United States, as well as a resource for those in the greater Chicago area to find pastoral care visitors near them. Trained lay chaplains may be just around the corner from you.

By |2015-07-30T13:11:10-05:00July 21st, 2015|Chaplain, Volunteer Chaplain Training|0 Comments

Operation Bear Hug takes a road trip

Just in time for summer, Operation Bear Hug takes a road trip to St. Michael's, Barrington to bring warmth and comfort during the Barrington Back to School Vaccination Clinic. The St. Michael's pastoral care team and alumni will be on hand with soft teddy bears, smiles and a word of encouragement for the young folks who will be getting their back to school immunizations. Ted. E. Bear and Mortimer are looking forward to some time in the sun on August 8! Barrington Back to School Giving Days is a partnership with St. Matthew's Lutheran Church and the neighboring ecumenical community as well [...]

By |2015-06-17T16:37:21-05:00June 17th, 2015|Chaplain|0 Comments

A Message of Welcome from Tommy Rogers

June 9, 2015   Shoulders A man crosses the street in rain, stepping gently, looking two times north and south, because his son is asleep on his shoulder.   No car must splash him. No car drive too near to his shadow.   This man carries the world’s most sensitive cargo but he’s not marked. Nowhere does his jacket say FRAGILE: HANDLE WITH CARE.   His ear fills up with breathing. He hears the hum of a boy’s dream deep inside him.   We’re not going to be able to live in this world if we’re not willing to do [...]

By |2015-06-09T14:26:03-05:00June 9th, 2015|Chaplain|0 Comments

April newsletter: celebration and reflection

Click for: Catch the Fiesta Spirit update; Cate Anthony CPE reflection, Warren Barr photos, and news about the 2015 Fall Volunteer Chaplain Training Program.

Jay Risk: Looking Forward, Looking Back

Jay Risk is surrounded by boxes. Sorting twelve years' worth of files and packing them all is no fun, but Jay takes the experience- which to many (including myself) is a tedious task- and reframes it in true chaplain style: "Going through all these things has been a real walk down memory lane." As he recounts a few memories for me, the most prevalent theme and detail is the way in which Bishop Anderson House's success is in at least some part due to the teamwork of many who dedicate themselves to the work of pastoral care. "People have been [...]

By |2015-06-17T16:37:53-05:00April 22nd, 2015|Advocacy, Chaplain|0 Comments


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